AL Industry News

Congratulations to the 2014 Ethel Mitty Scholarship Recipient

The 2014 Ethel Mitty Scholarship was awarded to Sandi Flores, RN, C-AL, at the 2014 National Conference in Washington, D.C. Sandi has dedicated the majority of her nursing career to assisted living, with over 25 year of experience in assisted living. As one of the founders of AALNA, Sandi has made it her goal to … [Read more]

FREE Newsletter from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), based in suburban Philadelphia, is the nation’s only 501c (3) nonprofit organization devoted entirely to medication error prevention and safe medication use. ISMP represents over 35 years of experience in helping healthcare practitioners keep patients safe, and continues to lead efforts to improve the medication use process. The … [Read more]

Controlled Substances Disposal Final Rule Published by DEA

The long-awaited final rule governing the disposal of controlled substances was published by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) on Sept. 9. The rule is effective as of Oct. 9. The rule contains provisions specific to disposal of unused/unwanted controlled substances in “long-term care facilities” (LTCFs), which DEA defines to include nursing homes, “retirement care” facilities … [Read more]

INTERACT for Assisted Living is Here!

In 2012, AALNA and our NCAL partners, Lindsay Schwartz and Dave Kyllo, became involved in the review, revision, and development of INTERACT tools specific to the Assisted Living Environment at the request of AALNA. Rita Vann, Senior VP of Clinical Services at Brookdale Senior Living and AALNA national board of directors member, also worked toward … [Read more]

Making the Voice of Assisted Living Heard

Ensuring that the voice of assisted living nurses is heard loud and clear as a part of national policy discussions related to assisted living is a national priority for AALNA. In addition to facilitating discussions at the state level via our state leaders and chapters, AALNA participates in the following national committees and coalitions: (CEAL) … [Read more]